Mixed Media Workshop
A multifaceted approach to creating unique works of art-step by step
Format: Flexi w/ Concealed Wire-o, 144 Pages
Size: 8.75 x 11.67
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Mar. 1, 2012
This 128-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is introduced to traditional painting and drawing tools and materials, and then each artist describes his or her own unconventional ingredients and personal approach to mixed media. Next they guide the reader through several step-by-step projects, each one demonstrating different techniques and components. Aspiring artists will learn how to alter photographs and incorporate them into paintings and collage, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to balance the fundamentals of art with abstract designs, and even how to create a poem out of a daily newspaper. The lessons in this comprehensive guide will give a beginner all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art.
Tools & Materials
Altered Photos with Isaac Anderson
Mixed Media Collage with Suzette Rosenthal
Artist Trading Cards
Mixed Media Portrait
Abstract Assemblage with Joe Martino
Foil on Illustration Board
Tissue Paper & Handmade Stamps
Geometric Shapes on Canvas 76 Heavy Gesso & Embossed Foil
Stencils & Spray Paint with Mark Mendez
Dia de los Muertos Skull
Bird Among Clouds
Found Poetry with Bette McIntire
Daily News Collage
Newspaper Page Poster
Experiments in Texture with Patricia Swartout
I believe artists should push themselves and their art forms, constantly looking for subtle—and at times radical—ways to improve their creative pursuits. It’s easy to fall victim to routine and, in essence, become a factory worker who spends most of his or her time replicating a successful piece. This is when creativity and growth come to a halt. To avoid this outcome, you must intentionally continue to grow, expanding your range of knowledge and understanding of the art form, the message, and the delivery. Always work to advance in technique, and draw on passion and inspiration from a source outside of yourself.